Amenities Overview


Mert's Heart and Soul

When James Bazzelle opened Mert’s in 1998, it took him time to readily call the heart of the city uptown instead of downtown. Fast forward a couple of decades and not only has the Queen City become a destination – so has Mert’s.

Popularity of Mert’s includes some pretty famous faces: comedian and actor Kevin Hart, NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal, pop diva Mariah Carey, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Hilary Clinton, rock band Foo Fighters and Charlotte’s own Grammy-winning R&B singer, Anthony Hamilton just to name a few.

Mert’s distinguishes itself from traditional soul food restaurants by offering Low Country and Gullah-inspired dishes such as shrimp and grits, Charleston red rice, and award-winning macaroni and cheese.

Comfort food at its best is how you can define Mert’s. Featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, this Uptown staple features dishes like fried chicken and Shrimp & Grits in a colorful space full of Heart & Soul.
214 North College Street between 5th & 6th Streets
Monday-Thursday 11:00am - 8:00pm
Friday-Sunday  11:00am - 9:00pm 

Coffee & More

Kiosk conveniently located in the lobby of the Wake Forest Charlotte Center lobby. This establishment specializes in coffees, mochas and much more for your drinking pleasure.

Monday-Thursday 8:00am-4:00pm, Friday 8:00am-1:00pm


Double Tree by Hilton

Newly renovated as of 11/23, one of the top hotels in the center of the Uptown's art and entertainment district.
Our modern architecture, stylishly appointed rooms and high-quality service combine to rank us among the most notable hotels in Charlotte, NC.  Located eight miles from Charlotte-Douglas Airport CLT makes Holiday Inn Charlotte Center City ideal for those flying in.  

Whether in Charlotte for business or pleasure, the Spectrum Center, home of the Charlotte Hornets, is adjacent to our hotel, making it easy to catch an NBA game or concert.  Bank of America Stadium, home of the NFL Carolina Panthers, NASCAR Hall of Fame and Charlotte Convention Center are blocks away. 

We value the needs of our corporate guests.  Business travelers love the ability to use multiple devices with reliable complimentary high-speed Internet access.  Our facility offers close proximity to area business offices like Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Duke Energy, Truist and Honeywell. 

Indulge in our authentic Italian menu at Forchetta Italian Kitchen.  Serving fresh pasta and homemade desserts.

With amazing uptown views, Double Tree by Hilton is a great location to host your next event.  Featuring a rooftop rotunda and meeting space that accommodates up to 400 people.  

Parking Garage

Located directly behind the building, the 810-space facility consists of 8 levels of parking.  LED lamps provide generous illumination. The facility is equipped with cameras, intercoms, and security panic stations that are directly tied into the building's 24-hour security control center.  Monthly parking is available.


Work Order Requests

Tenant work order request can be entered through their VUE accounts or by contacting the property management office at 704-887-1281.

Emergency Evacuation Training

Building fire drills are held annually.  Prior to these drills, emergency training will be conducted by building management staff and the security team.  

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